The University of Connecticut is searching for a Director of the Institute of Materials Science (IMS). The Directorship is an 11 month management exempt position that reports to the Provost.
The mandate of the (IMS), established in 1965, is to maintain an outstanding advanced materials research center, provide superior graduate research education in the interdisciplinary fields of materials science and engineering at the University of Connecticut, and provide materials-related technical outreach to Connecticut's industries.
The Institute operates and maintains extensive state-of-the-art instrumentation and a wide range of laboratories. Support facilities include an electronics shop, an instrument and machine shop and secretarial services.
Over 100 faculty members from twenty different departments are affiliated with IMS, contributing to its interdisciplinary research programs. Thirty members of the faculty from various departments are housed within the IMS buildings. The primary disciplines represented are chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, materials science, polymer science, pharmacy, molecular and cell biology, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, biomaterials, and biosciences. IMS supports over 100 graduate students in three primary fields of study, Materials Science and Engineering, Polymer Science and Materials Science.
The Institute also houses the IMS Associates Program, which assists Connecticut industries in their research and development efforts. The Associates Program provides many benefits for member companies, including short courses or other special training, access to facilities and faculty at UConn, and resources that can assist in materials-related problem solving for industry.
The Director is expected to be a visionary leader who will provide strategic leadership and direction for IMS and its personnel and facilities. The Director will be responsible for implementing innovative strategies to transform IMS into a nationally recognized center of excellence for material science and engineering; enhancing the extra-mural funding from federal agencies and industry partners for innovative R&D; developing sustained interdisciplinary collaborations with other centers and schools/colleges at UConn and developing a self-sustaining business model for IMS operations.
Minimum Qualifications: The qualifications required of candidates include a vision for the IMS and its future; a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with others; a tenured faculty appointment at UConn and a strong record of extramural funding and scholarly productivity.
Preferred qualifications: include holding the rank of Professor and managerial experience.
This is a five year appointment with an opportunity for reappointment after review.
Interested applicants should upload their curriculum vitae, a letter of interest and a statement outlining their vision for IMS and its future and a list of three professional references via Husky Hire. Credential review will begin on March 15, 2013.
For confidential inquiries, nominations or additional information please contact Suman Singha, Chair, IMS Director Search Committee at 860-486-3621 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer. In keeping with our commitment to build a culturally diverse community, the University of Connecticut invites applications from women, people with disabilities and members of minority groups.